Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nap Time

"We've had you before. Did you change your name?"

I get this all the time. I tell the students that my name is the same name I've always had.

"Last time you were here, you fell asleep in class."

Um, no, that wasn't me. While there have been times that I've been sleepy in class, I have never fallen asleep while teaching. Not during a class that had students. (Prep periods are a different matter.)

The student agreed that it might not have been me. The students mix me up with other adults all the time. That's okay. I mix them up sometimes too, so I don't take offense. But there was one thing that caught my attention...

A sub fell asleep in class? 

The student explained. They had a video. (This teacher often leaves videos with subs, although he didn't on this day.) And the students noticed that the sub had nodded off. But they said that they left the sub alone and "behaved".

I shudder to think.

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  1. Yeah...I'd never fall asleep in a class full of piranhas. That just doesn't sound safe.

  2. Those videos can be boring. I'm surprised the kids weren't nodding off themselves.


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